WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) has compiled a report analyzing energy-saving options for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. The network’s goal is to improve an understanding of the LMI community so that stakeholders can expand accessibility to those households. The report urged policymakers to ensure consumer protections. SEE Action identified lack of awareness and lack of trust as the biggest barriers in implementing efficiency programs. The study advocated for the inclusion of health and safety repairs in efficiency work. SEE Action recommended lower transaction costs and speedier application processes on efficiency financing for emergency replacements. In an examination of efficiency financing for multifamily (MF) housing, SEE Action recognized a scarcity of such programs and recommended technical assistance as an alternative to financing.
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